Students’ protests lead to closure of Blantyre Secondary School

Blantyre Secondary School  (BSS) has been shut down following protests by students  Tuesday  morning against corrupt authorities at the institution who admit students from other schools illegally.

Students going home: Protests has forced officials to close Blantyre Secondary School

The students accuse the school authority of rampant corruption and general mismanagement of the school.

This follows the students running battles with the police earlier in the day as the students marched to Anti-Corruption Bureau offices to report the corruption issue.

The headmistress of the school has refused to comment on the matter but one of the teacher confirmed the indefinite closure.

“We reported the matter to the Ministry of Education which ordered closure of the school,” said an official who asked not to have his name posted online media.

Police fired tear-gas in the morning to disperse the angry and violent students.

The students decided to abandon classes to violently protest against the admission of some students from private and other public institutions.

One student said the school authorities are corrupt, this is why they admit students from other schools in exchange for money.

The students say this is negatively affecting the learning conditions at the school including accommodation as there are more students than what the hostels can cater for.

A teacher who asked not to be named said rules allow teachers to bring in a number of students away from the government selection system.

The students were ordered to leave the campus by noon, she said but did not disclose the day the school would re-open.

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Medson
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Medson

I thank that teacher has not disclosed her or his name. No ways a teacher can admit any student from any institution unless a child has a proper transfer from a boarding school to a boarding school. Only MANEB has a power to select some students. I understand the anger our children have, let ministry of education be part of the process. Don’t undermine our students views. Those recurated illegally must name and shame those who allowed them in. Blantyre secondary school is a very beautiful school with beautiful history. One of our oldest school, teachers must give our school… Read more »

Airvign
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It is not about kusankha kuti students from north should not have the chance to study in schools in north for more infomation FB search m-dabz airvign ,and in addition that is not the only form of corruption .

Nyankhoma
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Nyankhoma

Now I clearly see how secondary schools in the north have been filled with children from the south. Rotten system.

vikhumbo
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vikhumbo

so children from the south shdnt be in the schools in the North? wow u people are tolerant. if people treated you the same way you do others things would not have been the same but I guess u still are driven by greed selfishness and sense of entitlement

Medson
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Medson

My ccta this is not the issue here but our students are complaining about illegal admission,

Tuvitwana
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Tuvitwana

PUMBWA SAYS HE’S NOT MALAWIAN KKKKKKK

njpapi
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njpapi

Atsogoleri amawa kkkkkkkk!!!!!

VIZELEZA
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SYSTEMS ROTTEN TO THE CORE. IFINTU NAFIPENA PA NYASALAND TATA

Mangochi Kabwafu
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Mangochi Kabwafu

This country is slowly sliding towards a failed state. Where is the leadership? Yes it was dictatorship during kamuzu era but we never had this madness in our country.

Mbwiyache
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Mbwiyache

Wina alila

Nelson
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All this is because of poverty, the teachers are not well paid so whats next they can rent the boarding rooms away hhahahahaha Africa

Nafenso
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Nafenso

which rules allow admission of other students ‘away’ from selection madam teacher sir?

Machendekhwepe
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Machendekhwepe

Ask teachers they know abt this

vikhumbo
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vikhumbo

this was abolished some years back